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Review my mindset and thoughts. Seeking advice on Slowlane to Fastlane.

Anything related to matters of the mind

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I'm about to graduate with a bachelor's degree and am considering a master's from a top university to improve my resume and have a safety net. My field of interest is AI and robotics, but getting into a top university is challenging. I believe it will help me meet motivated people, although many might focus more on landing great jobs rather than building financial freedom.

I haven't started any ventures yet and think it's wise to build a solid resume first. I have a few business ideas, like a tech newsletter and a home-cooked food delivery marketplace, but I'm broke and can't start anything now.

My plan is to get a job, work on a master's degree, and possibly get into startups or freelancing. Of course, I plan to try one man or small team SaaS meanwhile to at least take chances as many as I can but again that's just an idea and have no solid plans on how I can do that.

Then, I'll try starting my own business (may or may not be in tech) once I have a backup plan and a stronger resume. This might take years, but it makes sense to me because I've always been a tech enthusiast and would be happy to be a CTO in 5 -10 years. I will be 25/30 by then and although I want to be free by 30/35, I don't see any path which can take me to my destination faster than this.

I recognize degrees matter, though there are examples of people who have succeeded without them, like David Park - started at 16, and Jenni.ai is $25m now when he is 27/28 (
View: https://youtu.be/YN7DT39f_Ak
). However, a safer path might be following someone like Aravind Srinivas, who pursued research seriously before starting an AI company - Perplexity ($1B valuation).

I think I believe that there's no such thing as THE "passion" or ONE THING, and giving time to anything and winning, will naturally boost your motivation and start a loop.
Having said that I don't feel strongly for working 10 years without seeing any progress and then get massive success (David and MJ 's story) at a business at least at this time - I think chances of being successful might be via this path. Rather taking a job and building skills would make you a better person to start a company or any business of any kind.

Advice on what I should choose? Staying with family and asking for money isn’t an option, nor is doing a low-wage job, given family expectations. I lack ideas and motivation to start a business now without a solid resume or money. Once I have some skills, I'm willing to take a bet on myself for the next 5-10 years.

Go ahead and tell me why this plan might be good or bad and your reasons. Did I miss some obvious things from the book? lmk!

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I'm about to graduate with a bachelor's degree and am considering a master's from a top university to improve my resume and have a safety net. My field of interest is AI and robotics, but getting into a top university is challenging. I believe it will help me meet motivated people, although many might focus more on landing great jobs rather than building financial freedom.

I haven't started any ventures yet and think it's wise to build a solid resume first. I have a few business ideas, like a tech newsletter and a home-cooked food delivery marketplace, but I'm broke and can't start anything now.

My plan is to get a job, work on a master's degree, and possibly get into startups or freelancing. Of course, I plan to try one man or small team SaaS meanwhile to at least take chances as many as I can but again that's just an idea and have no solid plans on how I can do that.

Then, I'll try starting my own business (may or may not be in tech) once I have a backup plan and a stronger resume. This might take years, but it makes sense to me because I've always been a tech enthusiast and would be happy to be a CTO in 5 -10 years. I will be 25/30 by then and although I want to be free by 30/35, I don't see any path which can take me to my destination faster than this.

I recognize degrees matter, though there are examples of people who have succeeded without them, like David Park - started at 16, and Jenni.ai is $25m now when he is 27/28 (
View: https://youtu.be/YN7DT39f_Ak
). However, a safer path might be following someone like Aravind Srinivas, who pursued research seriously before starting an AI company - Perplexity ($1B valuation).

I think I believe that there's no such thing as THE "passion" or ONE THING, and giving time to anything and winning, will naturally boost your motivation and start a loop.
Having said that I don't feel strongly for working 10 years without seeing any progress and then get massive success (David and MJ 's story) at a business at least at this time - I think chances of being successful might be via this path. Rather taking a job and building skills would make you a better person to start a company or any business of any kind.

Advice on what I should choose? Staying with family and asking for money isn’t an option, nor is doing a low-wage job, given family expectations. I lack ideas and motivation to start a business now without a solid resume or money. Once I have some skills, I'm willing to take a bet on myself for the next 5-10 years.

Go ahead and tell me why this plan might be good or bad and your reasons. Did I miss some obvious things from the book? lmk!

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Sounds like you're trying to put as much distance between now and starting.

Maybe you don't think you know enough?

Maybe you dont think you are enough?

Maybe these might help?


 

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Yup a lot of distance. I was just reading @Fox 's webdev thread and realized im probably in tutorial hell learning slowly deeply unnecessarily rather than executing faster.
Will check these out and hey thanks for such a fast response. Honestly thought my questions were silly and won't be answered for long.
 

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